Immersion

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On Friday, I will be attending Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at DeVos Place.  Because I didn’t enroll in any art appreciation coursework in college, I try to take advantage of viewing the works of some of the great artists whenever they are made available.  This isn’t the first time I have seen Van… Continue Reading Immersion

The Road We Travel

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Last Saturday morning, I was channel surfing, searching for a good movie to watch.  I somehow landed on the Motor Trend Network just before the start of the Le Mans Endurance race.  The commentators were excited for this annual race to be back in full force.  Over 150 drivers and at least eight teams of… Continue Reading The Road We Travel

We’re Back

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Only 168 hours ago, many of us traveled to Grand Traverse Resort for the first in person Annual Conference since 2019.  In some ways the space was very familiar.  The first time I made my way to Grand Traverse it was for a Lions convention in the late 1990s.  Because online directions weren’t readily available… Continue Reading We’re Back

Uvalde

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When I began to consider what I would share in this week’s Corner, I thought about how many of us will gather together in Grand Traverse for the first time in 3 years. And then I saw the news from a small town in Texas that is now the center of another national tragedy.  During… Continue Reading Uvalde

Harmony

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I remember March 2020 vividly.  Members of the Michigan Annual Conference gathered for a special session to consider a motion for General Conference which was planned for a few weeks later. I attended the Appointive Cabinet meeting that week and stopped by the store on the way home to pick up a few essentials. That’s… Continue Reading Harmony

Praying Without Ceasing

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I come from a family of ministers.  My aunt was the equivalent of the Associate Pastor at the church she served.  She led Wednesday night prayer services.  Her husband, my Uncle Harry would often lift up the prayers each time we gathered.  He was a true prayer warrior.  Often, he would pray for 45 minutes… Continue Reading Praying Without Ceasing

Commencement

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Spring has sprung! Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve noticed that the grass is greener than it was at the beginning of April.  The buds on the maple trees in my yard are already raining down on the porch and driveway.  The dogwood tree is starting to blossom too.  I don’t have any tulips,… Continue Reading Commencement

All But Her Life

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I rarely dedicate this piece to persons I have known, but today I want to share this in honor and memory of Gerda Weissman Klein.  She was a Holocaust survivor who went home to our Lord on April 3, 2022.  I first came to know of Mrs. Klein when I was in 7th grade. Our… Continue Reading All But Her Life

A Meal Like No Other

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We are in the middle of Holy Week, the last week of our Lenten journey.  Tomorrow many of us will be commemorating the Holy Meal that has transformed the world. It was and is truly a meal like no other. None of the Gospels share whether this was the first or third Passover Jesus and… Continue Reading A Meal Like No Other